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Mini-Quiz: Providing References When Applying for a Job

by Ron Kurtus (updated 17 December 2021)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What should you do before putting down a person as a reference?

Talk to the person and offer him some money for a good reference

Ask the person for permission, so he or she will be prepared to give the reference

Verify the person knows who you are

2. What type of person should you avoid using for a character reference?

Someone who thoroughly dislikes you

Any religious leader

Your best friend

3. What information should a profession reference give about you?

Whether you deserve the job you are seeking

How much money you make and where you spend it

Your work skills, attitudes and abilities

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Advancing in your Career. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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